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Ericsson still seeks networking edge

Even without Edge Gravity, Ericsson is still pursuing an edge strategy focused on software and integration under a DIY model that extends a technical bridge between service provider networks and hyperscalers.

Get ready for a Q2 like no other

As companies like Ericsson, AT&T and Comcast prepare to report their second-quarter results, the industry will be listening intently for comments on the recession, network capex and what the future holds.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

Bulked-up TPG set to take on Australian 5G market

Merged TPG is set to formally start operations on July 13 with a focus on 5G buildout as it takes on an Australian telco duopoly.

UK bill for Huawei takeaway does not add up

Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.

Trump steps up a gear against Huawei and ZTE

New regulations set to bar US government from buying products with Huawei and ZTE components.

Eurobites: Huawei frozen out of Italian 5G job – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom lands banking contracts; Vodafone helps out with drone delivery of medical supplies; Google may escape EU probe over Fitbit buy.

TIA promises to end the Huawei security debate, once and for all

TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.

Battle of the billionaires: Ergen and Dell face off against Musk over 12GHz

Companies backed by Charlie Ergen (No. 304 on Forbes' billionaire list) and Michael Dell (No. 33) are bickering with companies backed by Elon Musk (No. 31) over 5G in 12GHz.

Government rules are slowing down 5G phone launches, tech association warns

The Consumer Technology Association is pushing the FCC to relax rules around pre-orders and imports for 5G phones, arguing the move would improve the US marketplace for the next-gen network technology.

Small-cell newcomers means market growth – report

Small Cell Forum forecasts a growing number of new entrants as the business case surrounding private enterprise networks gathers strength.

'Long way to go' to commercial network slicing, says China expert

The industry is still far from turning slicing into a seamless and monetizable service.

Samsung: Huawei pricing not viable for profit-seeking company

Senior executive at South Korean vendor tells UK politicians that no company trying to satisfy shareholders would be able to price equipment at Huawei's levels.

BT, Vodafone warn of blackouts if not given five years to be Huawei-free

UK mobile operators say a rapid swap-out of the Chinese vendor's equipment would lead to major disruption and cost billions in rip-and-replace costs.

Eurobites: KCOM calls on ADVA to help it reach 10 Gbit/s in Hull

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps digitalize air traffic control; Orange gets the IoT call from McConnell Dowell; Dundee in line for larger slice of BT cake.

Verizon, Vodafone flesh out edge computing opportunity with AWS

Verizon and Vodafone announced their edge computing partnerships with Amazon AWS late last year. Now, they're offering further insights into what they hope to achieve from those partnerships.

AT&T, Accenture test private LTE network in Louisiana oil refinery

Phillips 66, one of the nation's biggest oil refiners, built a private wireless network across a third of its refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, using AT&T's 700MHz and 1900MHz spectrum licenses.

Podcast: What's the story with Dish Network?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Mike Dano talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Dish Network entering the wireless space: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Meet Dish's 5G network team

Stephen Bye, Tom Cullen, Dave Mayo, Jeff McSchooler and Marc Rouanne are the five men charged with building a cloud-native, open RAN 5G network for Dish Network for $10 billion.

Huawei still has no fix to being cut off from TSMC

Chinese vendor says it can meet current demand in the UK but fails to reassure the market that a long-term solution to US trade restrictions is in view.

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